Rick Wilson tears into pro-Trump Republicans over 'false flag' national emergency
Republican strategist Rick Wilson. Image via screengrab.

GOP strategist Rick Wilson blasted fellow Republicans Thursday after news broke that Donald Trump is poised to declare a national emergency to get his border wall with Mexico.


"Every one of you 'conservatives' gushing about the abuse of emergency powers owns it when a Democratic President declares a national emergency on Day 1," Wilson tweeted following the announcement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about Trump's decision to declare an emergency while also signing a bill to fund the government.

"Whether it's on guns or abortion or climate or LGBT issues, you just remember, you wanted this to be how things go," the strategist wrote.

"That's just the political side, but you'll own it," he added. "You wanted a national emergency for a totally made-up crisis, and so you'll get more. No tool goes unused in politics."

"This declaration is social engineering to make the [populist base] of Trump supporters feel good about how he's going to Stop The Brown Tide and for short-term political spank-bank material for Sean Hannity and his imitators," Wilson continued.

He went on to muse that conservatives "used to be cautious about executive overreach, at least on paper."

"Now, they're cheering for a false flag emergency that will have long-running knock-on effects in the hands of the other team," Wilson concluded.